Tuesday, August 28, 2018

More is more (and in this case), more is definitely better

The Bromeliad tree has grown since it's debut here on July 30th. Not in the way a tree would normally grow of course, but in the way a dead tree festooned with Bromeliads might.

A trip to the orange big box store produced this beauty.

And the early August houseplant sale at Portland Nursery was my excuse to purchase this curly Tillandsia xerographica.

The first stop on our recent Kitsap Peninsula adventure day was Valley Nursery in Poulsbo, where I fell hard for this dramatic beast.

This little stunner...

And this one — along with several others the camera didn't capture — were all gifts from Alison, gifts which I enthusiastically accepted.

It's Bromeliad madness!

The whole area is looking much more pulled together than the first share back in July.

Oh! Did you notice the long Tillandisa swags in the photo above?

I had a couple of garden visitors back on the 15th, Roger Gossler and plantsman Tim Wright, both very generous men. Roger brought ferns (!) and Tim gifted me these long Tillandsia. I think I may have gasped when I first saw them.

For balance I felt like I needed to add a few more elements to the fern dish planters...

So now they've got Tillandsia and Bromeliads tucked in too...

The only thing I don't like about all this? It's still gonna have to be dismantled come November...

Weather Diary, Aug 27: Hi 79, Low 60/ Precip .03" (at least the air is fresh!)

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21 comments:

  1. That area looks great! Much more pulled together. It is a shame that it needs to be taken apart for winter. What you need is a portable Bromeliad tree, like Deanne's in New Hampshire (I think that's her name, she hasn't blogged in ages). You need something you can just wheel downstairs.

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    1. I remember Deanne's! Maybe someday I'll do something like that, but of course the impetus for this was the dying of the Schefflera.

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  2. But November is far, far away, with two months more of beauty to make the dismantling and storage chores worthwhile. It's remarkable how much that bromeliad adds to the ferny array. The tillandsia swags are gasp-worthy. Is Tim Wright in the business, or just a gifted gardener?

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    1. Sometimes I let the lovers of fall — and their glee at speeding up the season — have the better of my common sense. You're right! So much time left to enjoy this. So far as I know Tim is not in the biz, "just" a guy with great plant taste, knowledge and a lot of cool plants.

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  3. Though it all looks lovely, I was smitten with thefern fronds in the image with the “stunner.”

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    1. The Onoclea sensibilis? Love them! Good thing too, since I suspect watering to keep them happy may be what killed off the Schefflera.

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  4. Wow! What a difference a couple of months and a bit of plant acquisition can make. Looks really great!

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  5. Yaaaas. All the bromeliads! I love it! The bromeliads evoke a very SF kinda vibe about your garden. Dare I say, "Flora-esque."

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    1. You say whatever you want, and I agree about SF, those lucky people who get to plant them in their garden!

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  6. Wow, these are gorgeous bromeliads. You have a terrific collection to be proud of!

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  7. It looks so good. It's really too bad it all has to come in for the winter. At least it gives you an opportunity be creative and rebuild it each year.

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  8. You have gone a little bromeliad crazy! Not that I consider that a bad thing. Your display has me deeply regretting having left a particular Vriesea at Rainforest Flora behind earlier this month. I'm sure the plant is still available but no longer marked 20% off.

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  9. I'm pretty sure more is ALWAYS better when it comes to bromeliads. This area looks great!

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    1. Thank you! And you're right, of course

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  10. Imagine a Brom tree on wheels--you could take it for walks... ;^)

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    1. I'm strange, but not that strange...

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